and Scotland shared a very turbulent history spanning centuries.
The two nations struggled with one another from the first written
record in 55 BC to the final Jacobite rebellion in 1745. At the
Battle of Culloden Moor in 1746, England finally and completely
defeated Scotland. The wearing of the kilt, the ownership of arms
like the broad sword and pistol, and the playing of the bagpipes
were outlawed and punishable by death.
eventually found themselves in the ranks of the British regiments.
It was an opportunity to prove the depth of their loyalty to the
newly formed Great Britain and the return to martial traditions.